The study is an empirical investigation in the relationship between going concern modified opinion (GCO) and subsequent insolvency of listed companies in Italy during the period 2008-2012. Prior studies showed that companies which have already received a qualified GCO, are more likely than others to receive a repeat qualified GCO within a year. Particular attention was devoted to the relationship between GC emphasis of matter in auditor’s opinion, qualified GCO and subsequent insolvency. Two major findings are highlighted. First, the GC uncertainty reported in a GC emphasis of matter one year, tends to increase or persist in the subsequent year. Secondly, there is a higher probability of insolvency when a company has received a qualified GCO in the previous year rather than an unqualified opinion with GC emphasis of matter. These results may be a measure of auditing accuracy in auditor’s reports.

Going concern emphasis of matter and accuracy of audit opinion: Italian evidence

Fabrizio Bava;Melchior Gromis di Trana;Pietro Pisoni
2018-01-01

Abstract

The study is an empirical investigation in the relationship between going concern modified opinion (GCO) and subsequent insolvency of listed companies in Italy during the period 2008-2012. Prior studies showed that companies which have already received a qualified GCO, are more likely than others to receive a repeat qualified GCO within a year. Particular attention was devoted to the relationship between GC emphasis of matter in auditor’s opinion, qualified GCO and subsequent insolvency. Two major findings are highlighted. First, the GC uncertainty reported in a GC emphasis of matter one year, tends to increase or persist in the subsequent year. Secondly, there is a higher probability of insolvency when a company has received a qualified GCO in the previous year rather than an unqualified opinion with GC emphasis of matter. These results may be a measure of auditing accuracy in auditor’s reports.
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https://www.medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ibm.2018.292.298
Fabrizio Bava; Melchior Gromis di Trana; Pietro Pisoni
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